HQ's Venture to Lakeside for Round 2.


Following on from Tim Boyle and Scott Andriske's dominant display in the opening round of the Championship at Morgan Park, the HQ Racing Association of Queensland ventures to Lakeside Park for Round 2 this weekend.

It's a tight turnaround for the teams and competitors - the opening round was only staged three weekends ago - but no less than sixteen cars will take to the circuit for Qualifying on Saturday morning.

It's their first of five visits to the Queensland Raceways venues in 2018, and this is one of two trips to the iconic Lakeside Park

The series will contest a further three rounds at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich, headlined by their annual one-hour enduro in July.

The 2016 Champion, Brock Mitchell, was missing from the grid in the opening round three weeks ago, but is entered to return to the grid this weekend, where he'll no doubt be a threat to anyone vying for race victory.

This category has such a rich history in Australian motorsport, as does the track they're racing on this weekend.
The short and narrow, yet fast and flowing Lakeside Park is often home to thrilling racing, particularly in this category, where the top cars are so evenly matched, so expect plenty of entertainment this weekend.

Bruce French was in winning form the last time the series visited the Queensland Raceways venues - he won three of the four races staged at October's Ipswich Classic, with only Brock Mitchell spoiling his crack at a clean-sweep.

Brandon Madden was third, and a clear third at that, in the opening round of the series, and will be hoping to carry that form with him to Lakeside.

Ben Simpson will be hoping to improve on his efforts in Warwick. Qualifying third was a promising sign for his weekend aspirations, but he lacked race pace, only managing 4th in Race 1, and 7th in the remaining two races.

Andriske and Boyle will look to build on their dominant display in the opening round, but can expect stiff competition from Mitchell and French.

It promises to be an exciting weekend of racing. Unofficial practice takes place on Friday, ahead of a four-race program across the weekend.

The 2018 QLD HQ Holden Championship will conclude at the Ipswich Classic, which takes place from November 2-4.